Course code BūvZ2045

Credit points 1

Building Structures II-1 (Concrete)

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation16.04.2014

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developer

author lect.

Jānis Fabriciuss

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ2007, Building Materials I

BūvZ2048, Basic Theory of Structures

Course abstract

In this course the basic principles of reinforced concrete structures are covered. An overall knowledge about reinforcement role in structural elements is gained.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: student will be capable to understand role of reinforcement in structure - attendance of the lectures.
Skills: students will be capable for simplified calculation of reinforcement in structural concrete elements- individual work (design problem).
Competence: students have ability to determination and rational placement of reinforcement in concrete elements- credit test.

Course Content(Calendar)

1 Introduction. Course overview. Reinforced concrete in building structures; history of development.
2 Mechanical properties of the materials
3 Reinforcement in slab.
4 Reinforcement in concrete columns and walls.
5 Reinforcement in concrete foundation.
6 Reinforcement in floor slab.
7 Rules for detailing of concrete structures.
8 Principles of limit state design. Ultimate limit state (ULS).
9 Serviceability limit states (SLS)
10 Design of tensioned reinforcement in concrete beams and slabs.
11 Design of reinforcement for concrete column.
12 Shear capacity of concrete structure.
13 Punching shear capacity of concrete construction.
14 Design of reinforced pads for columnar foundations.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Attendance of the course activities – at least 80% of total volume and completed and defended design problem.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Independent works. Students carry out their individuals works on existing reinforced concrete floor load capacity according to existing reinforcement.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

To pass the course, all the requirements regarding the attendance must be fulfilled. If the total attendance of a student is less than 80% of the maximum possible, additional independent works will be assigned.

Compulsory reading

1. LVS 1992-1-1, Betona konstrukciju projektēšana. 1–1.daļa: Vispārīgie noteikumi un noteikumi ēkām.
2. Brauns J. Stiegrota betona konstrukcijas: Eirokodekss EC2 konstrukciju projektēšanā. Jelgava: LLU, 2007. 173 lpp.
3. O'Brien E., Dixon A., Sheils E. Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design to EC2: the complete process, London: Spon Press, 2012. 524 lpp.
4. J.Brauns. Monolītā betona konstrukcijas. Projetēšana saskaņā ae EC2.Jelgava:LLU, 2010.72 lpp.

Further reading

1. Попов Н.Н., Забегаев А.В. Проектирование и расчет желобетонных и каменных конструкций. Москва: Высшая школа, 1989. 399 c.
2. Мандриков А.П. Примеры расчета железобетонных конструкций. Москва: Стройиздат, 1989. 506 c.
3. Reynolds C.E., Steedman J.C. Reinforced Concrete Desiner’s Handbook. London etc. : E. & F.N.Spon, 1997. 436 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Structural Concrete. Journal of the fib, Thomas Telford Ltd. ISSN 1464-4177.
2. Steel and Composite Structures. TechnoPress. ISSN 1229-9367
3. Engineering Structures. Elsevier. ISSN 0141-0296.


Compulsory Course for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”